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146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080
(650) 873-8341
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 5
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Exceptionally tasty thai in residential area--packed and a wait because its so good

Ranks with the best mid-priced thai food on the peninsula and in the city. A small strip mall location with on-street and lot parking (across the street); be prepared for a short wait to get on to one of the dozen or so tables. The friendly waitstaff will direct you down good culinary paths; and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 20, 2015
JoelZ195
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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186 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ranks with the best mid-priced thai food on the peninsula and in the city. A small strip mall location with on-street and lot parking (across the street); be prepared for a short wait to get on to one of the dozen or so tables. The friendly waitstaff will direct you down good culinary paths; and local folks for whom this... More 

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Thank JoelZ195
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

We were seated right away but it took a while for service. The server was actually very nice and helpful. We ordered an appetizer and two entrees. The appetizer (corn cakes) was very delicious. The chicken basil dish has ground chicken, which I wasn't expecting, but the dish was still good. The menu said it was spicy and that spicy... More 

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Thank Michelle H
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279 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Super nice people, damn good Northern Thai cuisine, and a warm and inviting environment. Our new go to Thai joint in the area.

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Thank Scrappleking
San Francisco, California
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

White Elephant is a very small out of the way restaurant in the Brentwood neighborhood. The food is very tasty with good sized portions and the prices are reasonable. The staff are very friendly and attentive. Highly recommended if you are in the neighborhood. My favorites are the basil chicken and pad mee noodles.

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1 Thank duttydad
minneapolis
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

This place is small local restaurant, off a major road but basically in a neighborhood. Not fancy but we found the food to be tasty and very affordable. There are only about 8 tables in the place. When we walked in (happened to be staying down the road in San Bruno and wanted to avoid all of the chain restaurants... More 

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Thank groverly
Maplewood NJ
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90 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Stumbled upon this place on our way from SFO. Looked it up on TA and decided to stop. Area and decor are not the best but the food was yummy. I had the summer rolls - they were very fresh. Spouse had the pad thai - very good. Worth the stop and would be back the next time we're coming... More 

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Thank JoyYagid
Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I love Thai food!!! and had some of the worse Panang Beef Curry here. The meat i swear was pot roast beef, it was fatty and tasted like pot roast. The portion of rice to curry was horrible, there was only enough curry to cover half of the rice. The Tom Gai soup was good. I will not go back... More 

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Thank Surfnlifter
Campinas, SP
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100 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

Terrible services. Dark environment. Waiter does not speak good English - at least not enough to provide a good service. Expensive. I've order a steak that was not really good... It seems an old restaurant.

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Thank guigoguto
Cupertino, California
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171 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

FOOD: The food here was fairly decent. But I'm not sure that it's exceptional enough to command the inflated price. We enjoyed the red curry and spicy duck but were underwhelmed by the skimpy meat-to-veggie ratio. Also, the Tom Yom soup, though satisfactory overall, was a tad under seasoned. SERVICE: The service was top-notch. Our waitress was very upbeat, helpful,... More 

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Thank Gaakin D
Federal Way, Washington
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336 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Found this place by a different name when looking for a place for lunch. Anyway the Thai food was good and the atmosphere was like being in Thailand. So I give this place a thumbs up for lunch.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 146 Hazelwood Dr, South San Francisco, CA 94080
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (650) 873-8341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?